Katharine Hayhoe to discuss linking global change to local impacts, solutions March 7

Atmospheric scientist Katharine Hayhoe will speak on campus March 7 as part of the continuing celebration of the School of Global Environmental Sustainability’s 10th anniversary.

Katharine Hayhoe
Katharine Hayhoe

The low-carbon virtual lecture will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Behavioral Sciences Building, Room A101. Free tickets can be reserved at csutix.com.

Climate is changing — throughout Colorado, across the United States, and for the planet as a whole. Temperatures are increasing, rainfall patterns are shifting, and extreme precipitation and heat-wave events are becoming more frequent.

Climate change isn’t just a problem for polar bears or future generations anymore — it’s affecting us, here and now. Not only that, but the choices we make today will have a profound impact on our future: The faster we cut our carbon emissions, the less adaptation will be needed, and the more suffering we can avert.

In such a politically charged environment, are we still able to act on climate? Or is it too late? Join Hayhoe as she untangles the complex science connecting our choices to future impacts, and highlights the actions being taken to combat this critical issue today. Her talk is titled, “Mitigate, Adapt – or Suffer: Connecting Global Change to Local Impacts and Solutions.”

Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist whose research focuses on understanding what climate change means for people and the places where we live. She is a professor at Texas Tech University and has been named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People and Fortune’s 50 World’s Greatest Leaders.

For more information about this event and SoGES, visit sustainability.colostate.edu.